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Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers – the Backbone of our Services

At HIV Alliance we depend on volunteer support to help us provide critical services to our clients and at-risk populations.  Every year volunteers contribute over 7,000 hours of service to our efforts to prevent new infections of HIV.

Volunteers are involved in many aspects of our prevention and client services programs.  Some of the specific tasks they routinely help out with include:

  • Distributing new syringes and safer injection supplies at our Needle Exchange.
  • Conducting our outreach programs to men who have sex with men and others at risk.
  • Providing HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling to individuals that seek these services from us.
  • Helping out at the front desk.
  • Creating outreach materials such as safer sex kits.
  • Assisting with our support groups by helping to prepare meals or help with other tasks.
  • Provide presentations on HIV and Hepatitis C  in public forums and to school groups.
  • Help us raise funds through events and other activities.

Every volunteer that works at HIV Alliance receives basic and more extensive training depending upon the type of volunteer position an individual is interested in. YOU can make a difference and help us fulfill our mission!

How to Apply

To become a volunteer with HIV Alliance, we request that you fill out an application and bring that application to a volunteer orientation training (also known as the Level I General Training).

Click here for the HIV Alliance Volunteer Application

At the orientation, we provide an overview of our agency and the services we offer, the different roles that are available to volunteers and the specific trainings required for each role. We also review agency policies and procedures as they relate to volunteers.

RSVP’s for the Level I trainings are strongly recommended. If we do not have at least 5 people officially registered by the day before the training, the training will most likely be canceled.

Additional trainings are required for certain volunteer positions and require that you have taken both a Level I and a Level II General Training.

Unless otherwise noted, all trainings are held at our office at 1195 City View St., Eugene.

Here are the dates for upcoming trainings. Please email Patti Hansen at to RSVP for a training:

Level I General 
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Level II General
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Level III NEX (Needle Exchange)
  • Friday, December, 15, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 19, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Level III Introduction to Testing Training

  • TBA – please check  back

Level IV Testing Counseling Training (Technician experience required)

  • TBA – please check back


We have a variety of volunteer and internship positions available for students and community members wishing to join our team. Internship lengths and time commitments vary based on individual internship needs.  If you are hoping to receive academic credit for your internship, please check your program requirements as every academic program/department may have different internship requirements.  You are responsible for making sure you know these requirements so that you can receive credit for your time.

For more information on volunteer and internship opportunities, contact our Volunteer and Education Manager Patti Hansen at 541-342-5088 x150 or

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